Redington CHROMER Spey Rod - Complete Setups 6126-4 - The 6126-4 is your go to summer run Steelhead rod for small to mid-sized water. With the Skagit head it will cast flies as big as your hand, but you'll be limited on distance in comparison to the longer 7 weight. For Steelhead in the 4-10 pound range on smaller water this is an excellent choice.7126-4 - This rod has a bit more range than the 6 weight, and a fabulous choice for mid-sized water where Steelhead may reach into the teens. It specializes in tight loops and is our best seller in this rod family.8126-4 - This is the "crow bar" of the bunch. Winter Steelheaders and BC anglers will love the power in this rod and it will handle Chinook as well. Perfect for mid-sized rivers with larger Steelhead and Chinook.7136-4 - The ultimate big water rod that is fun to cast. Great choice for fishing the Deschutes, winter Steelhead, and large rivers where Steelhead are common in the 10 pound range. Its ok for Chinook, but the 8 weights are better if you have overlap on King fishing.8136-4 - Big fish, big water, big flies. Skagit, BC, Chinook. Bring it on! 3 Spey Line Options for Redington Chromer Spey Rods 1. SKAGIT UTILITY SETUP - This is the most popular setup and found on 80% of the spey rods out there, and the best choice for anyone just breaking into the spey game. We'll match the rod you choose with the correct Skagit Shooting Head. It is a great choice because of its versatility and favored by anglers fishing in in compact situations requiring a short head, large flies, and sink tips. The Skagit Shooting Head will also throw small flies, a floating tip (sold separately), and perform under the widest variety of conditions. This system requires use of RIO MOW tips. 5 weight spey rods use LIGHT MOW Tips, 6-7 use MEDIUM MOW TIPS, and 8-9 weight rods use HEAVY MOW Tips. SKAGIT UTILITY SETUP Includes: Redington Chromer Spey Rod Redington Behemoth Fly Reel (let us know your preferred color in the order comments) Skagit Shooting Head (sized to fit the rod you choose) RIO Powerflex running line or OPST Lazar Please specify in the notes or it is our choice RIO 10' T-11 MOW Sink Tip (If you had to choose one sink tip, this would be it) RIO Backing Installed 2. WINTER PRIORITY SETUP - Anglers targeting Winter Steelhead, Chinook, or rivers with fast surface currents should consider the WINTER PRIORITY SETUP. This rod/reel will come RTF with a Skagit Intermediate Shooting Head. This line systems swings across the river more slowly, and usually deeper because it gets under the surface currents. Skagit Intermediate lines are part sinking, part floating, and present a fly to fish in the bottom half of the water column very effectively. This system requires the use of RIO iMOW Sink Tips. OR a full 10' of T-8, T-11, or T-14. MOW tips that are part floating/part sinking should not be used with a Skagit Intermediate head. WINTER PRIORITY SETUP Includes: Redington Chromer Spey Rod Redington Behemoth Fly Reel (let us know your preferred color in the order comments) SKAGIT INTERMEDIATE Shooting Head - We will choose the appropriate head based on the rod you choose. If you have a personal preference, please let us know. RIO 10' T-11 MOW Sink Tip - This system requires the use of RIO iMOW Sink Tips unless it is a full 10' of sink tip. RIO Powerflex running line or OPST Lazar Please specify in the notes or it is our choice RIO Backing Installed 3. SUMMER PRIORITY SETUP - This system is for the angler fishing for Summer steelhead or Atlantic Salmon from August - October and would like the best line for presenting small lightweight flies. Depending on the rod, this will be some type of Scandinavian style shooting head. These heads are longer than Skagit heads therefore require less stripping of the line back in after a presentation, hence less shooting line back out. These lines are favored by slightly more experienced spey casters especially when casting for distance. Longer heads are more stable in flight and cast further than Skagit Heads. These lines also tend to unfurl and land much softer than Skagit heads making them highly advantageous in clear water that is relatively flat. This system requires use of RIO Spey Versileaders. SUMMER PRIORITY SETUP Includes: Redington Chromer Spey Rod Redington Behemoth Fly Reel (let us know your preferred color in the order comments) (sized to fit rod weight) Scandinavian Style Shooting Head (varies based on rod model, if you have a personal preference simply let us know in the order comments). We will choose the line that best fits that particular model. RIO Powerflex running line or OPST Lazar Please specify in the notes or it is our choice RIO Spey Versileader 10' 3.9 ips RIO Backing Installed Redington CHROMER Spey Rods We threw this rod about 2 months before it was available to the public and we all knew right off the bat it would be a winner. When 5 fishing guides get their hands on a rod it is RARE that we all agree haha! The CHROMER was a hit with our entire staff on "demo day" when the new gear got here. We really like the grip and the hybrid design was a real reminder that you need to use TWO hands to make these casts. That may seem small but we work with a lot of beginning spey casters and everyone on the Red's staff liked the grip for that reason. It is without a doubt one of the best products at $400 we have ever seen. Buy with confidence. DON'T buy if you are looking for a deep bending moderate action rod. This rod is a quick stick and anyone that yawns during their spey cast should stick with the Redington DUALLY or Temple Fork Deer Creek. The new CHROMER rods are the ultimate tool for the two-handed angler. With refined rod actions to suit a variety of casting and line styles, the rods also feature custom polymer gripping sections on the top and bottom handles. These unique pinch grip sections allow for easy running line management during spey casts and added comfort over a long day of fishing. With three switch, and five spey models, we offer a size for any steelhead or salmon fishing scenario. Super-smooth fast action Downlocking reel seat for improved in-hand balance Polymer Pinch Grip sections on top and bottom handles Polymer grips maintain body temperature for comfortable winter fishing Matte finish blank for flash reduction Section tips epoxy coated to prevent sticking Full Anodized aluminum reel seat Premium gradecork handles Fully protective cordura rod tube with dividers Lifetime warranty Redington Behemoth Fly Reel The new Redington BEHEMOTH reel combines the most powerful drag in its class with stunning aesthetics that push the limits of fly reel design. The unique, un-machinable, die-cast construction is coupled with a durable, interlocking, large-arbor spool design that both looks and functions like a premium reel. A super-heavy duty carbon fiber drag package brings the utmost in drag strength, reliability and performance to the family. Sized for your favorite 5-weight trout rod, and all the way up to saltwater ready, big-game sizes, the BEHEMOTH reels offer performance and affordability to beginner and veteran anglers alike. Most powerful drag in its class Adjustable, CarbonFiber drag Unmachinable, unique Die-cast construction Large arbor design speeds retrieve and reduces line memory Oversized drag knob foreasy adjustment Easily converts to left or right hand retrieve Deep V-Spool for increased backing capacity Twin molded, soft-touch ergonomic handles Nylon reel case included Lifetime warranty Redington Fly Rod Warranty: The Redington fly rod warranty covers breakage and their are some exceptions including fire, theft, and loss. The angler can send in the broken rod directly to Sage and for a handling fee Redington will repair or replace the rod. They have a great crew and turnaround times are some of the best in the industry.